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Information On Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Cyprus Paradise Customers

Update 05/10/21

The traffic light system for travel no longer applies.

You can check the latest FCO travel advice for Cyprus here:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus

Travelling to North Cyprus (via Turkey)

All passengers need to complete the AdaPass forms below before travelling to North Cyprus.

Travellers arriving to or visiting the north of Cyprus from the UK, will be required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to entering the north and present a negative result upon entry regardless of vaccination status. If you have completed the vaccination program and/or previously had COVID-19, you will not be required to quarantine after entry.

  • From 11.10.2021 onwards fully vaccinated passengers coming to the country will be able to enter the country without submitting a negative PCR test from the last 72 hours. However, PCR/Antigen tests will be performed on these people upon entry to the country.

Unvaccinated passengers are required to quarantine for 5 days at authority-designated accommodation and will be required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to entering the north and present a negative result upon entry. They may also be required to undertake a PCR/Antigen test upon entry to the country. The cost of the tests and quarantine accommodation is borne by the passenger. 

From 6 September, all travellers must also obtain an AdaPass code (available online) before travel. You will need to upload your negative PCR test result and, where relevant, vaccination certificate bearing a QR code or proof of having previously contracted COVID-19 (in the form of a positive PCR test result obtained 30 – 180 days before the date of arrival).

AdaPass Passenger Locator Form

As from the 6th September 2021 onwards if you arrive into North Cyprus by air, sea, land borders from abroad you will now have to complete the AdaPass Passenger Locator Form online before leaving for the TRNC and enter the country using the generated QR code.

If you do not add your information to the https://www.adapass.gov.ct.tr website and do not receive a QR code you will be denied entry.

UK citizens will need to upload “NHS QR coded document”

TRNC citizens will need to upload “ADAPASS”

Republic of Turkey citizens will need to upload “HEALTHPASS”

EU citizens will need to upload “GREENPASS”

These documents will also be checked on arrival so passengers will need to bring them to present on entry.

Citizens of other countries are required to include valid vaccination cards and/or PCR test results in the section specified in the application. The attached documents will be checked upon arrival, so people must bring them with them.

This is mandatory for all passengers aged 18 years and over.

You should check the latest information on the North Cyprus Government's website before travel.

Travelling with children to North Cyprus

Children under the age of 18 will be able to enter the country with parents who are vaccinated or who have had the disease and in accordance with the PCR test rules above (PCR tests are required for children who are 6 years old and over).

Travelling to North Cyprus (via South Cyprus)

In order to enter via the south of Cyprus, you will need to obtain a Cyprus flight pass, regardless of your vaccination status. You should check the Cyprus Flight Pass website for information on which vaccinations are acceptable, and the length of time which should have elapsed between your final dose and date of travel. In addition to obtaining the Cyprus Flight Pass, passengers are required to carry with them, in hard copy or electronically, copies of these documents. You will be asked to present your flight pass prior to boarding and on arrival at immigration.

If you are unvaccinated or have only had one dose then you must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure from the UK and provide proof of a negative result. You must then undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airports. Test results should be available within three hours through the online platform. The cost of both tests is borne by the passenger.

For further information, please check the Cyprus Flight Pass website.

Please then follow the rules above for entering North Cyprus. You should check the latest information on the North Cyprus Government's website before travel.

Travelling to South Cyprus

Travellers with proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to take a PCR test before departure or on arrival. If you have received two vaccinations you will still need to obtain a Cyprus flight pass. You should check the Cyprus Flight Pass website for information on which vaccinations are acceptable, and the length of time which should have elapsed between your final dose and date of travel. In addition to obtaining the Cyprus Flight Pass, passengers are required to carry with them, in hard copy or electronically, copies of these documents. You will be asked to present your flight pass prior to boarding and on arrival at immigration.

If you are unvaccinated or have only had one dose then you must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure from the UK and provide proof of a negative result. You must then undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airports. Test results should be available within three hours through the online platform. The cost of both tests is borne by the passenger. Please note that, as stated under the “Public spaces and services” section of Travel Advice, as of 1 August, to qualify for a SafePass, unvaccinated visitors to Cyprus are required to take a PCR or antigen (rapid) test on day 7 following their arrival into the country and then every 72 hours thereafter.

For further information, please check the Cyprus Flight Pass website.

Travelling with children to South Cyprus

Children who arrive in the Republic of Cyprus before their 12th birthday, are exempted from the testing requirement. Unvaccinated children aged 12 or over need to follow the rules above for unvaccinated passengers.

Returning to the UK after visiting Cyprus (if you are fully vaccinated)

Before you travel to England you must:

You will need to enter your COVID-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form.

On arrival in England you must:

After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2.

You must book this test before you travel.

If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.

What to do if you are not fully vaccinated:

Before you travel to England – not fully vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must:

Read more about taking a COVID-19 test before you travel to England.

When you arrive in England – not fully vaccinated

After you arrive in England you must:

If you are in England for less than 10 days, you need to quarantine for the time you are here. You need to book day 2 and day 8 travel tests. You only need to take the tests if you are still in England on those days. 

If you need to quarantine, you may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

When you arrive in England - children

Children of all ages who are resident in the UK or a country with an approved vaccination programme do not have to quarantine on arrival in England.

If they are aged 4 and under they do not have to take any COVID-19 travel tests.

5 to 17 year olds:

  • do not have to take a COVID-19 test before travel to England
  • must take a day 2 test on or before day 2 – arrival day is day 0

Read the rules for re-entering the UK after travel abroad with children here.

Proving your vaccination status

If you are fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme, you can prove your vaccination status using either:

Paper certificates are also available.

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South Cyprus Links

South Cyprus Government's website

Cyprus Flight Pass website

North Cyprus Links

North Cyprus Government's website

You can also view the announcements on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or on their Facebook page (which is updated a lot more frequently)

Refund Credit Notes (RCN's)

Existing RCN's - already issued RCN's with an expiry date of 31/03/21

In conjunction with ATOL and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) it has been decided that existing Cyprus Paradise issued RCN's (refund credit notes) have been extended until 30th September 2021. Your refund credit note can be used towards the cost of a new booking departing anytime up to & including 31st December 2022 and must be redeemed before 30th September 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my refund if my holiday has been cancelled? - As soon as our suppliers have issued your refunds we will then process your refund as soon as possible or before the expiry date of your RCN (Refund Credit Note). 

When am I able to use my RCN up until? - In conjunction with ATOL and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) it has been decided that existing Cyprus Paradise issued RCN's (refund credit notes) have been extended until 30th September 2021. Your refund credit note can be used towards the cost of a new booking departing anytime up to & including 31st December 2022 and must be redeemed before 30th September 2021. 

Am I able to amend my holiday if I am unable to travel? - You can amend your holiday, however you will need to pay any differences in flight costs / accommodation costs, as well as an administration fee of £50 per booking. Selected Turkish Airlines / AnadoluJet bookings can be amended up to 35 days before departure free of charge. If your holiday is cancelled because of COVID, e.g. if the airline cancels the flight, then there is no administration fee to change your booking to a later date, you will be given a Refund Credit Note for use on future bookings.

Can I cancel / change my holiday because I do not want to travel because of COVID? - Disinclination to travel for any reason does not entitle you to a refund. You may be able to change your holiday for an additional fee, please contact our Customer Services Department for further information.  

What happens if the UK, FCO or Cyprus government imposes a new travel ban before I travel? - If the airline cancels the flight because the country you are travelling to moves into a higher category, e.g green to amber, then you can receive an RCN to rebook for a later date or receive a refund if the airline cancels the flight. If the airline has not cancelled your flight, then you need to claim from your travel insurance or rebook for a later date.

What happens if the airline cancels the flights before I am due to travel? - If the airline cancels your flights, you can receive an RCN to rebook for a later date, or if you are unable to travel at a later date, you are entitled to a refund. 

What happens if the UK government change the category whilst I am in Cyprus? - depending on the length of your stay in Cyprus, the government should give warning before changing the category. You may be able to claim from your travel insurance in order to come home early, or you can contact our Customer Services Department for further information if this situation arises.

Do I need a vaccine to be able to travel? - No you do not need to have been vaccinated in order to travel, you can also travel with negative PCR test results. However quarantine rules may apply if you are unvaccinated. Please check with the FCO for entry requirements and also check the North Cyprus travel rules here

What happens if I have had my vaccine but my children haven’t, can they not travel? - Depending on the airline and their age at the time of departure, children can travel with a negative PCR test. Children under the age of 18 can enter North Cyprus with a fully vaccinated parent by providing a negative PCR test on arrival, with no requirement to quarantine. Please check the rules for individual airlines and also the entry requirements on the FCO website

How do I get a COVID test in the UK? - Please see the UK government list of approved COVID test suppliers

How do I get a COVID test in North / South Cyprus before departure and how much does it cost? - Most private hospitals provide PCR tests in North Cyprus for approximately 120TL - 150TL. You need to have a printed copy, the result on your phone will not be accepted. For South Cyprus, you will need to call the local authorities for information on testing facilities by calling 1450 or 1412.

Do you offer discounted COVID tests? - Unfortunately, we are unable to offer discounted testing. Please see the UK government list of approved COVID test suppliers above.

Does my travel insurance cover if we cannot travel due to COVID? - Some travel insurance companies offer cover against cancellation or curtailment due to COVID, please check with your insurance company. Alternatively, our preferred partner, Holiday Extras, offers holiday insurance including COVID cover, with 4 different levels of protection available.

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